Strike options for parents



  • Do It Right Baseball is hosting a strike camp at 2930 N Campbell Ave from 9am–3pm for ages 7–14. Cost is $50 per day with early drop-off and late pick-up options available. Kids will need to bring their own lunch.
  • Registration is available for strike camps at Wishcraft Workshop, 2312 W Roscoe St. Slots are available from 9am to 2pm, or 9am to 6pm, and cost $50 a day for 9am-2pm, and an additional $25 for afternoon care. Bring a lunch and click here for all of the info.
  • Lakeshore Academy of Gymnastics, 937 W Chestnut St,  is hosting a gymnastics and rock climbing program from 11am–2pm daily during the strike for students ages 4-12. The camp is $42 per day. Call 312-563-9400 for more details.
  • Source 4 Chicago is offering a strike camp with programming from Dream Big Performing Arts Workshop, Little Linguists Academy, Sharp as a Tack and Design Dance for students in grades K–6 (volunteer opportunities with the camp are avilable for students in grades 7–12) from 9am–4pm, with before- and after-care available at additional costs. It is $40 per day, $175 per week. The camp is held at 5255 N Ashland Ave. 
  • Studio Be, 3110 N Sheffield Ave, will be open from 8:30am–4pm, providing programs including creative writing, public speaking, dance technique and more. Cost is $20 per day. 
  • Pump It Up, 821 W Eastman St, is offering Jump-N-Art Camp, with stretching, open play, arts and crafts and rock climbing from 9am–3pm for kids in grades K-6 for $65 a day. 
  • In Hyde Park, Court Theatre, 5535 S Ellis Ave, will offer a special free matinee Wednesday morning at 10:30 of the play Jitney, a drama by legendary American playwright August Wilson. Set in the African-American community in Pittsburgh, the play is geared for ages 13 and up; Court's offer of free tickets is good to any CPS student (with ID) and one parent or guardian. No reservations necessary.
    • While the strike might be no laughing matter, students 8–14 years old can yuk it up thanks to The Second City Training Center, which offers free day camp at 1608 N Wells St on the fourth floor, from 10am–3:30pm while school doors remain shut. Students spend the morning learning improv skills, while the afternoon is devoted to sketch comedy. There's also a half-hour supervised lunch break; please bring a sack lunch. Register your future class clowns online.

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